Teledyne Brown Names 2006 Class of Fellows
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (December 14, 2005)- Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. (TBE) today added two new names, Charles Ray Mitchell, Ph.D., and Walter M. Langley, as members of its prestigious Engineering Fellows Program.
The program was established at Teledyne Brown in 2003 to honor employees for their outstanding lifetime achievements or contributions in engineering and science. The awards process is very competitive. Fellows must be nominated for the award, pass strict criteria, and be approved by a Selection Committee.
"Both Ray and Walt are extremely talented professionals who are well-deserving of this honor," said Jim Link, president, Teledyne Brown Engineering. "Through their innovative technical solutions and industry foresight, they have helped to position Teledyne Brown as a technical leader. Ray and Walt's dedication have been an inspiration to all. Congratulations to both of them."
Dr. Mitchell's expertise included operations research, math modeling and simulation, systems effectiveness, battle management, logistics, and statistical analysis. He gained national recognition for engagement planning tools for space-based demonstrations supporting missile defense technology. He was regarded as a mentor, and built or led the development of many simulations and models that were key to TBE programs. Dr. Mitchell gained renown for designing a medical logistics tool for the Marine Corps and the Naval Health Research Center that modeled the flow of casualties on the battlefield. He retired in 2000, but continues to work for TBE on an as-needed basis.
Walt Langley, who retired this year after 42 years with TBE, made several noteworthy contributions to the company, including developing the first angle-only-track algorithm for high-velocity missiles. He was successful in obtaining national Center of Technical Excellence status for the company during the defining days of the Strategic Defense Initiative. TBE was only one of 10 such Centers in the U.S. And most recently, Langley successfully led the effort to gain SEI CMM Level 4 status for TBE.
Dr. Mitchell and Langley were inducted into the Fellows Program during an employee awards ceremony today, where they received a Fellows pin and plaque. A duplicate plaque will be on display on TBE's Fellows Hall of Fame.
This is Teledyne Brown's third class of Fellows. Past Fellows include James Martinelli; Clair "Nick" Nicholson; Cliff Kiley; William Giardini; Harry Watson, Ph.D.; Nicholas Passino, Ph.D.; Raymond Watson, Jr., Ph.D.; and James Beaupre, Ph.D.
About Teledyne Brown Engineering
Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., is a full-service technology solutions company with core capabilities in technology development, systems engineering, design, prototype development, testing, manufacturing, logistics, and operations and maintenance. These capabilities are applied across a wide range of programs in aerospace, defense, information technology, and environmental engineering. More information about Teledyne Brown Engineering may be found at www.tbe.com.
About Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
Teledyne Brown Engineering is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY), headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated electronics components, instruments and communications products, systems engineering solutions, aerospace engines and components, and on-site gas and power generation systems. Teledyne Technologies has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Canada. For more information, visit Teledyne Technologies' website at www.teledyne.com.